critical condition. but she refused to die. the bullet glanced off her skull, traveled down her cheek and into her shoulder. incredibly, it didn't enter her brain. malala was sitting up in bed after five hours of surgery this weekend, to repair her skull and damaged ear. she released a video statement, talking about her new fun. >> i want to serve. i want to serve the people. and i want every girl, every child, to be educated. and for this reason, we have organized malala fund. >> reporter: what are you trying to accomplish by the fund? >> our aim and our dream is to educate children. especially girls, because when you educate girls, you educate the whole family. you educate a generation. you educate all other coming children. >> reporter: the challenge is enormous. today, there are 32 million girls around the world who are not in school. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> all the taliban did was create a hero.